History Of Video Game Consoles Timeline

Generations

Early History

1948 - 1971

1st Generation

1972 - 1980
  • Magnavox Odyssey
    • Epoch TVTennis
    • Home Pong
    • Binatone TV Master
    • Coleco Telstar
    • Color TV-Game

2nd Generation

1976 - 1984

-Console

* Fairchild Channel F
* Atari 2600
* Bally Astrocade
* Magnavox Odyssey
* Intellivision
-Handheld
* Game * Watch
* Milton Bradley Microvision
* Epoch Game Pocket Computer

3rd Generation

1983 - 1992

-Console

* SG-1000
* NES
* Master System
* Atari 7800
* Commodore 64

4th Generation

1987 - 1996

-Console

* PC-Engine
* Genesis
* SNES
* Neo Geo AES
-Handheld
* GB
* Lynx
* Game Gear
* TurboExpress

5th Generation

1993 - 2006

-Console

* FW Towns Marty
* 3DO Interactive
* Atari Jaguar
* Saturn
* PS
* N64
-Handheld
* Nomad
* Virtual Boy
* GB
* GBC
* Neo Geo
* Game.com

6th Generation

1998 - 2013

-Console

* Dreamcast
* PS2
* GameCube
* Xbox
-Handheld
* GBA
* N-Gage
* Tripwave Zodiac

7th Generation

2004 - Present

-Console

* Xbox 360
* PS3
* Wii
-Handheld
* DS
* PSP

8th Generation

2011 - Present

-Console

* PS4
* Xbox One
* WiiU
-Handheld
* 3DS
* PSVita

PlayStation

PlayStation

December 3, 1994 - March 31, 2006

PlayStation 2

March 4, 2000 - January 4, 2013

PlayStation Portable

December 12, 2004 - June 2014

PlayStation 3

November 11, 2006 - Present

PlayStation Vita

December 17, 2011 - Present

PlayStation 4

November 15, 2013 - Present

Xbox

Xbox

November 15, 2001 - May 18, 2008

Xbox 360

November 22, 2005 - April 20, 2016

Xbox One

November 22, 2013 - Present

Nintendo (Hand Held)

Game & Watch

April 28, 1980 - 1991

Game Boy

April 21, 1989 - March 23, 2003

Game Boy Color

October 21, 1998 - 2003

Game Boy Advance

March 21, 2001 - 2008

Nintendo DS

November 21, 2004 - 2010

Nintendo 3DS

February 26, 2011 - Present

Nintendo (Console)

Color TV Game

1977 - 1980

Nintendo Entertainment System/Nintendo Family Computer

July 15, 1983 - August 14, 1995

Super Famicom/Super Nintendo Entertainment System

November 21, 1990 - November 30, 1999

Nintendo 64

June 23, 1996 - November 30, 2003

Nintendo GameCube

September 14, 2001 - 2007

Wii

November 19, 2006 - Present

Wii U

November 18, 2012 - January 31, 2017

Nintendo Switch

March 3, 2017 - Present

Sega

SG-1000

July 15, 1983 - July 1984

Master System

1985 - Present

Sega Genesis / Mega Drive

October 29, 1988 - 1997

Sega Game Gear

October 6, 1990 - April 30, 1997

Sega Saturn

November 22, 1994 - 1998

Sega Nomad

October 1995 - Present

Dreamcast

November 27, 1998 - March 31, 2001

Atari

Home Pong

1975 - 1977

Stunt Cycle

1976 - 1979

Atari 2600

September 11, 1977 - January 1, 1992

Video Pinball

1978 - 1980

Atari 5200

November 1982 - May 21, 1984

Atari 7800 System

1986 - January 1, 1992

Atari XEGS

1987 - 1992

Atari Jaguar

November 15, 1993 - 1996

SNK

Neo Geo

January 31, 1990 - 2012

NEC

TurboGrafx-16

October 30, 1987 - 1995